Came across an interesting blog, that of Ryan Allis, a Southeast Entrepreneur.
He writes of an article by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs ,the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.
Writing in Forbes, Prof. Sachs says:”If journalists spent as much time studying the lives of the poor as they do gazing at the rich, it would help us all keep our heads on straight. We would marvel at a world economy strange enough to sustain such gaps. We’d learn not to blame the rich for the poverty of the poor, but we’d also learn not to blame the poor themselves. Blame is a primitive response. Entrepreneurship is a much better one.”
The answer for development is not charity but for us to be catalysts for economic progress which brings social progress in its wake.